Garden treasures
for small spaces

Plant Select® Petites  debuts well-adapted, smaller plants that have not yet been readily available to gardeners. Enjoy these treasures in garden situations where small gem-like but tough plants are best suited: troughs, permanent containers, rock gardens, patio gardens, fairy gardens, green roofs, and smaller gardens.

Dwarf pinyon pine
Pinus edulis dwarf_web II

Dwarf pinyon pine

Pinus edulis

Dwarf conifer
Height: 1-3”/yr (20-30” in 10 years)
Width: 1-3”/yr (20-30” in 10 years)
Sun: Full sun
Water: Xeric (needs no additional water once established)
Hardiness: USDA zones 4-7
Native: North America
Culture: Loam or sandy soils
Deer resistant
Winter interest
Good for containers

Dwarf selections of native piñon pine that grow extremely slowly, forming tight mounds over many years. Extremely drought-tolerant dwarf conifer, adapting well to harsh conditions. Excellent evergreen choice for rock gardens and permanent containers. Selected by Jerry Morris, Denver.

Dwarf iris
Iris hookeri_web II

Dwarf iris

Iris hookeri

Perennial
Height: 8-12”
Width: 8-12”
Blooms: Blue; late spring-early summer
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Moderate to dry
Hardiness: USDA zones 3-8
Culture: Loam or amended sandy soils
Native: North America
Deer resistant
Fragrant
Good for containers
Attracts bees

Compact, tidy iris with attractive green foliage framing large, porcelain-blue flowers in late spring and early summer. One of North America’s most beautiful native irises. Excellent foliage and textural accent for rock gardens and permanent containers. Provide supplemental water prior to, and during flowering to keep blooms robust.

Pink cranesbill
Geraniuim dalmaticum_web II

Pink cranesbill

Geranium dalmaticum

Perennial
Height: 4-6” tall
Width: 10-15” wide
Blooms: Pink; late spring-early summer
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Moderate to dry
Hardiness: USDA zones 5-7
Culture: Clay, loam or sandy soils
Deer resistant
Fragrant
Good for containers
Attracts bees

Low-growing diminutive perennial geranium with clear pink flowers in late spring to early summer. Daintily cleft, aromatic leaves are glossy green all season long turning red in fall and on into early winter before drying and dropping. Excellent choice for small spaces, rock gardens and permanent containers.

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